Finding your own path is the boldest way to make good ideas happen. So why do so few trust their gut? This issue catches up with business owners, innovators and cultural figures creating new ways to work as they go.
In the year since Monocle moved in to Midori House the neighbourhood, like so many others, has seen some subtle but significant changes. Our editor-in-chief Tyler Brûlé goes in search of a decent coffee.
At a small workshop in London’s Hatton Garden jewellery district, master goldsmith Gareth Harris oversees the production
of fine metalwork while passing on time-honoured skills to his apprentice, Stavros Constantinou.
A Belgian couple living on Sri Lanka’s southern coast commissioned Japanese architect Tadao Ando to build them a weekend retreat. The concrete edifice he designed is a picture-perfect set-up for the artist and her husband…